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Publication Scheme

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, every public authority has a duty to specify what information they publish, how the information is made available, and whether it is available free or there is a charge. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Publication Scheme explains what information the Trust makes available to the public. Wherever possible, we make it easy for you to obtain.

If you would like any of this information translated into a different language, in Braille or in an audio format, please email the Freedom of Information department at [email protected].

If the information you want is not available through our publication scheme or if you are unable to find it elsewhere on our website, you can send a request to our Freedom of Information team.

This model publication scheme, which complies with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) requirements, provides the following information:

Who we are and what we do

The structure of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is outlined in the Corporate Structure organisation chart, which shows details of the Trust organisational structures and key personnel. The Trust has a number of committees which co-ordinate much of its work. A list of the main committees is available from the Corporate Services Department, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS.

How we fit into the NHS structure

Find out how we are organised and our role in the NHS.

Organisational structure

Find out about the Corporate Structure at King’s.

Lists of and information relating to organisations with which the authority works in partnership

Organisations we work with

Senior staff and management board members

Review our management team on the Corporate Structure and find out more about our Board of Directors

Location and contact details for all public-facing departments

Review our Hospital services

What we spend and how we spend it

The Director of Finance and Information Services leads the finance function and has corporate responsibility for overseeing of the Trust’s finances. The Trust Board receives regular updates on the financial position of the organisation, and makes decisions regarding the allocation of these resources.

Information available under the publication scheme:

  • Annual statement of accounts
    You can find the full accounts in the Trust’s Annual Report published each summer.

The Trust’s full audited accounts are also available. You can also request a printed copy from the Finance Department, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.

Financial targets

This information is available in the Trust’s audited accounts which are available in print from the Finance Department, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS.

Benchmarking with NHS Organisations

For details of the Trust’s star ratings and waiting times compared with other NHS organisations go to the NHS website.

Ensuring patient safety

Patient safety is a top priority for the Trust. Staff are encouraged to report incidents, near misses or errors and are trained and supported in doing so by clear and accessible policies and guidelines. All adverse incidents are thoroughly investigated to identify the underlying root causes. Lessons are learnt and action taken to prevent or reduce reoccurrence.

Further information is available in the Trust’s Clinical Governance Annual Report and the Risk Management Policy and Strategy which are available in print from the Risk Office, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS.

How we make decisions

Our policies and procedures

Find out more about our Policies and Procedures.

Lists and registers

The services we offer